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"Simply awesome, very easy to enjoy work, and challenging!"

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Former Employee - Specialist in Washington, DC
Former Employee - Specialist in Washington, DC
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Apple part-time (Less than a year)

Pros

Friendly atmosphere, easy to enjoy work, strong coworker bond. Frequent workshops to help boost employee knowledge and skills.

Cons

Standing, walking alot, little to no opportunities to sit down aside from break. Very difficult to move up in corporate ladder, they make you jump through quite a lot of hoops.

Advice to Management

Make it easier for entry level employees to move up -- giving them the illusion of being in control of moving up when it's actually at management's whim isn't cool.

Other Employee Reviews for Apple

  1. "A Fantastic Opportunity to Waste a few years of your life!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Retail Manager in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Assistant Retail Manager in Oklahoma City, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Apple full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fantastic Products, great talent, fast paced... good for young college students.

    Cons

    WORK LIFE BALANCE! Expect long shifts, minimal breaks, with pressure from managers to skip or come back early because it is "busy" Not a workable solution for someone with a family! The Vision of the past has been replaced with an acquisition model, poaching big box retail managers from other companies and bringing them in, which has changed the retail store culture from what it once was, to a much more sterile and in your face style. This is a company that outgrew its roots and has transitioned from a one stop shop where you met friendly passionate people who cared about the products to a circus sideshow or efficiency at all costs - even customer service unfortunately.

    Advice to Management

    Stop with the Big-Box retail manager hires and focus on retaining the passionate and incredibly gifted people that are there because they LOVE APPLE as a product and as a company. Those are people worth investing in and keeping... Why on earth would you hire a awl-mart, target, or BB manager who hasn't even owned a Mac before to manager a retail store where you are trying to preserve and cultivate a culture of passion and knowledge? It is an insult to those who are there for the right reasons.


  2. "Apple Retail is the best of retail"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Genius in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Genius in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Apple full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    This is generally a great place to work, but keep it in perspective. It's retail, not everyone's dreamland. Working with customer's was entertaining and sometimes challenging. Not to mention being surrounded by Apple nerds, which I consider fun.

    Cons

    Retail hours suck, there is no way around that. Also, the quality of management fluctuates significantly which can lead to significant frustration.

    Advice to Management

    Take more time to evaluate individual's contributions and reward those who work hard, and get rid of those who don't.


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